Space Structures offers CFRP brackets for special purposes, e.g.:
Our CFRP bracket designs are truly customized and optimized for CFRP, not just "black metal" solutions. This optimization leads to typically 65 % mass saving with respect to traditional aluminium designs.
Manufacturing boundary conditions are respected already in the design phase and out-of-autoclave RTM (Resin Transfer moulding) process for manufacturing is used, resulting in overall lower cost than for traditional CFRP solutions.
Additional cost-effective stiffening is possible with bonded CFRP stiffeners.
Only space qualified materials and processes are used. The product was qualified for space applications on a dedicated qualification model undergoing extensive testing.
Additionally, the manufacturing processes are EN ISO 9100 certified.
Sufficient electrical conductivity to allow grounding of data and power harness is achieved via dedicated manufacturing processes. Electrical resistance is in the order of 1 Ohm and can be further reduced to 2.5 milliOhm by a thin aluminium foil.